Russian MPs have condemned the alleged presence of French “mercenaries” in Ukraine
Russian delegates voted on Wednesday “Mercenaries” The French are fighting for a cue in Ukraine, a charge denied by Paris, which it sees as the Kremlin's new disinformation campaign.
“It is deplorable that the French authorities, who were once with our country in the initiative of the political-military blockade in Europe, by their actions are prolonging the agony of the Nazi regime in Kiev”Addressed to the French National Assembly, the resolution was written and published on the website of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.
On January 17, the Russian military said it destroyed a building in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. “Mercenaries, most of them French citizens”. There were sixty fighters “deleted” And twenty people were injured, Moscow assured.
The pro-Russian French association SOS Donbass released a list of thirteen names on Monday. “French Mercenaries” He was in Cork during the strike. Another list of thirty names is circulating on Telegram.
Upon the announcement by the Russian military, the French Foreign Ministry issued a denial and condemnation “A New Crude Russian Manipulation”Ensuring that France does not have “Mercenaries”, neither in Ukraine nor elsewhere.
In response, on Friday, the French ambassador in Moscow was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry for reprimand. “Paris's Growing Involvement in the Conflict in Ukraine”.
These allegations “Mercenary” Paris has been targeting France in recent weeks as it has increased its promises to supply Ukraine with weapons.
A French diplomatic source said some of the identities presented in the lists were false. It is doubtful that French people died in this Russian strike.
From the first months, the conflict in Ukraine attracted foreign volunteers who went to fight with the Kyiv soldiers. By the end of December 2023, a security source is estimated “A few dozen, less than 50” The number of French fighters in Ukraine, “All extreme right or extreme right”.
“Alcohol enthusiast. Twitter ninja. Tv lover. Falls down a lot. Hipster-friendly coffee geek.”